U.S. Navy

Coronavirus Outbreak Diverts Aircraft Carrier to Guam; All 5,000 Aboard to Be Tested

The USS Theodore Roosevelt remains "operationally capable"

This photo shows a general view of the USS Theodore Roosevelt flight deck, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic

The Navy says an outbreak of coronavirus aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific has forced it to divert to Guam, where all 5,000 aboard will undergo testing.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt remains "operationally capable," according to the acting secretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly.

The carrier is the first U.S. Navy ship to have a reported an outbreak while at sea.

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